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are not on the ai in france and germany. you are killing these poor people. >> they are killing themselves. look a their numbers. want you want to have them. >> they are happy except for millionaire necessary france. >> whi is why they are leaving for belgium which is a tax-haven. 75 or 85 percent. ments to work there? last word from steve. a push to ring in the new year with a mileage tax. will it drive your economy off of the cliff? >> and collegesashing in. they are collecting more application fees and not application fees and not letting more students in. [ malennouncer ] it's tt time of year again. time for citi price rewind. because your daughter really wants that pink castle thing. and you realldon't want to pay more thayou have to. only citi price rewind automatically searches for the lowest price. and if it findone,ou get refunded the difference. just use your citi card and register your purchase online. have a super sparkly day! ok. [ male announcer ] now all youeed is a magic carriage. citi price rewind. start saving at citi.com/pricerewind. you know how painful heartburn can be. for
the france where the thinker quarter gdp is showing growth of less than 1 is% for the whole 2012. stephane pedrazzi joins us now from paris. stepha stephane, not a great set of growth figures for france. >> no. that's because of the fourth quarter. now a contraction of 2% of gdp is being tracked. it believes the economy will improve marginally next year. its target, 1 mers increase for the first and second quarter of next year mainly because of flat consumer spending. you know consumer spending is the main growth driver in france, raising the prospect of the weaker expected growth next year again. the officials target for the government is at 0.8%. we might be below this target and if that's the situation, the government will need to find additional resources of budget cuts. this morning, the french president confirmed the deficit target of 3% for the next year. he also said that the unemployment rate should decline at the end of the year even if the next year will be a difficult one. in the meantime, french unions, and employers have decided to extend negotiations from competitive net in
.k. or to france. a hat tip to the "new york post," owned by the parent company of the network. she was trying to audition by fundraisers and glossy spreads in the magazine. what do you think? quid pro quo? >> dana: yeah, i do. she is an accomplished woman. if you have a movie made that says you're the devil you'v youe something. >> greg: they made one for you. >> dana: i'll reserve comment whether she deserves it and would be a good ambassador. we talked about this eight months ago with a big event here. someone slipped it out she would love to be the u.k. ambassador. i think it could happen. >> andrea: do you think it's real or her floating her own name for job? >> greg: i would like to send her away. england sent us victoria beckham. six-figure exchange program. i could have used another word but decided to be clean. she tells an assistant to float it and it helps her keep her job another year. >> eric: last year we did the same story. >> andrea: this is the same woman that did the glossy spread on bashar assad, the syrian dictator that murdered all the people. great judgment, don't you thi
justices in the land would take that sort of activist role and you mentioned france, dan, that's scary. the back drop of this whole presidential year is europe. we know where the path leads. and the turmoil and welfare states and how unsustainability and the high unemployment that comes with them and that was the back drop of our presidential campaign. >> paul: okay, the voters said, yeah, we're going to keep moving in that direction, kim. i mean, how, what do you think the electorate is here, behind the choices that jason just suggested they might be? >> barack obama won this election by very effectively making this a referendum about his opponent, mitt romney. so if you went out and you asked most americans, do you think barack obama did a great job in his first term? do you want significantly higher taxes? do you want the government to do nothing about spending? are you happy with obamacare? most would say no, but in the end the choice was between a president who said things aren't great, but i'm still going to try to make them better and a guy he painted as not having a plan and no
. >> juliet: president obama continues to push for tax hikes on the rich. and france lost a bid to raise taxes and he want today raise to 75%. now, there weren't a lot of people he was focused on, really not that much money, he was going to raise, but the fact is he wanted the french judicial council, however, said it would have been excessive and unconstitutional. joining us-- >> sorry, dave. >> dave: and for tax foundation from the heritage foundation. >> juliet: good morning, curtis. >> good morning. >> dave: what's the deal here, the decision made is not unconstitutional, but bottom line, bad for the economy? i think we can learn from this? >> that's right, the court has bailed them out. and the tax increase, 75% rate was going to really damage the french economy. the french economy's already strugglingling and adding on the economy would be worse. >> i'm looking at it, expected to be a temporary two year measure and affect 1500 people and raise less than 661 million dollars. >> but the revenue we brought in, and what it would have done, it would have reduced the incentives, and working an
firmer agt the dollar. this is bank of france governor says the city of london should no longer be the main trading hub. is he whis links in tling in th is it doable? >> i think if you look at the figures they speak for themselves. at the moment 40% is actually this london compared to maybe 3% in france, 2% in germany, and it's not just that london dominates, but that the long term trend is actually away from france and germany and towards london. so a tough challenge for the ecb. >> so even if eurozone banks -- i suppose can they lean on eurozone banks to move their trading floors to paris and frankfurt. i don't know. >> that's true. and the fact is with currency, it's not just about trading the euro, it's what you trade on the other side, as well. london is the center for fx liquidity. that's the way it is. so the direction of things is not favoring anybody moving their trading floors towards mainland europe. >> fair enough. so what happens to the euro? we're sort of near a range high here at the moment. and how much problems are there going to the at 1.3050? >> it's an intere
concerned about france and spain than i am about italy. >> we'll talk about those. >> let me add asking. if italy is in this situation now, it relied on the easy way out. and politicians, including berlusconi, didn't have the foresight to see that. >> thank you so much for coming by. >>> staying at the eurozone, investors will be watching for anything coming from the italian crisis. the results of the spanish bond actions are due around 12:40 cst. hsbc was hit with a $1.9 billion fine. the ceo said we accept responsibility for our mistakes and are profoundly sorry for them. >> a full year loft loss of 4.7 billion euros, thinksen krup has more details. >> they are starting to look at the positive of what i would call a -- strategy, i.e., a clean sweep when it comes to the business strategy of thyssenkrupp as well as the instruct occur and the refocusing on being transparent and definitely being something shareholders should trust. so no dividends, jobs may go and the sale of celiamerica being looked at. the cfo says there's a handful of interested parties in that particular party of the
of oscar contenders. but our critic says there is a bad one in the bunch. and why the people of france may soon be left in the dark. first business starts now. you're watching first business: financial news, analysis, and today's investment ideas. good morning. it's thursday, december 6th. i'm angela miles. in today's first look: a miss-matched market! the dow moved above 13,000 while the nasdaq was weighed down by apple. apple fell 6% yesterday, the worst drop this year. treasury secretary tim geithner says washington lawmakers are inching closer to deal on the budget. the sec is breaking up an alleged insider trading scheme that involved tip-offs on upcoming merger deals. 10 people are charged, including a banker from wells fargo. and the nasdaq is blaming human error for the ipo delay of small biz lender whitehorse finance, which was supposed to start trading yesterday morning. shares fell 6% in its delayed debut. joe cusick of optionsxpress joins us now. good morning joe. good to have you back on the show. > > thank you. > yesterday we had a trader talking about a potential rally in th
of broken dreams and lost love in france. it is rated pg. >> you kill people and they give you reward. >> jamie foxx gets a license to kill in "django unchained" playing a southern slave freed two years before the civil war released into the custody of a bounty hunter. they go after leonardo dicaprio leonardo dicapr who may own the deed to the wife he lost at a save auction. >> bette midler and bill lu crystal baby-sit the grandkids in "parental guidance." their old school rules don't fly. so the grandparents learn it's the surprises you make not the stand you take that keeps the family together. it is rated pg. >> matt damon tries to tip the balance of power in "promised land." a small town has been hit hard by the economic downturn so it should be easy for him to buy out the poor farmers so his company can drill for gas. "promised land" is rated r. that's the box office preview, raphael seth, nbc news. >> now for another look at the weather, here is meteorologist dil condition drier. where was the jud apatow movie? >> you're so bummed about that, right? >> i was planning my mom to s
times that of france or australia. it is 12 times higher than the average for other developed countries. why is that? if psychology is the main course, we should see that we have 12 times as many psychologically disturbed people as the average. we don't. in fact, america takes mental disorders seriously, treats them and doesn't stigmatize them. we do better in this area than most of our peers. is america's popular culture much worse than other rich countries? not really since it's largely the same popular culture worldwide. england and wales are exposed to cultural influences as the u.s. yet, their rate of gun homicide is some 3% of ours. the japanese are at the cutting edge of the world of video games, yet the u.n. puts their gun homicide rate at close to zero. why? well, they have one of the most restrictive series of gun laws in the world. when looking internationally, it is obvious that the one feature of america that would explain why we have so much more gun violence than the rest of the rest of the world is that we have incredibly permissive laws allowing the sale and possession
. france was against us going to war and we were against france being against us. it got ugly with the un. people were saying we don't eat french fries and french wine. we have freedom fries. that lasted about a week. i was mad with the maker. he put me in an awkward position. we exchanged views about it. he was an adversary. i couldn't let him become an enemy because i meet him later. turn him into a friend at some point. that's what he did with me. i don't like to accumulate enemies for that. i rather have people i disagree with and if we can work it out, i have an adversary and a friend. >> you talked about anger. you are flown anger as are a lot of great leaders and you learn how to control about it and you say it's so important for somebody that's running an office or an army or a nation. >> i think all of us have a zone where sometimes you are a little annoyed and sometimes you are really happy. if your staff and followers understand that, everything is fine. you blow up and get mad. you have to be very, very careful about it. you can't get mad all the time. you create a totally neg
be looking for an ambassadorship for the uk or france. >>> new york's mayor corey cory booker starts his food stamp challenge. >> starting to cut through the prejudice and ignorance about people who use supplemental programs and get people to a higher level of consciousness and understand that the common investment in programs like this and they are important. >>> newt gingrich is getting a cameo on parks and recreation. >>> game on, movie fans. they gave out their awards and the bulk went to two live stories, "lincoln" and "zero dark 30." well, anyway, the l.a. times had a fascinating article about how this influential group, the critics, is an oscar predictor. and by the way, they honored frankenweenie. you can prevent gas with beano meltaways, or treat gas with these after you get it. now that's like sunblock before or sun burn cream later. oh, somebody out there's saying, now i get it! take beano before and there'll be no gas. >>> if you're a conservative republican you might feel under attack this morning. a series of events point to a growing concern over the right wing of the party. th
to either britain or france. she was among the president's top campaign fund-raisers. >>> and this morning, a powerful teachers union is trying to raise the bar for teachers, calling for a tough, certification test, not unlike the bar exam for lawyers. the federation of teachers want to maintain a 3.0 grade point average and have ten hours of field experience. sound like good ideas. >>> the flu season has arrived already. the earliest in nearly a decade. officials are warning the primary strain making the rounds right now is more severe than others, especially for the elderly. >>> finally, a reminder. never a good idea to show off. a man who writes for a motorcycle magazine in france, test driving a snazzy new yamaha, along the waterfront. we all know -- oh. >> what? >> how did it happen? he took a right, elizabeth. >> he bumped -- looks like he bumped into something. and what bad luck to fall into a boat? >> very bad luck. i assure you, as i do in cases like this, no one was hurt. pride, though, that's another story. >> that wounded ego. >> it was in france. >>> let's get to lara in londo
with what's happening there. >> okay, rick, huge in france. we know french economy not that good. women want to make some money during this period. france is strong for you. >> we've grown, almost doubled the company in the last five years in france. we're the biggest company of our kind in france. we're the largest seller of cookbooks in france. we had some issues the first two quarters, during the election, as you know, most of the consumers sat on the sidelines. we're starting to see it come back to life again. so we feel very good about france. ditto germany. >> isn't that incredible. >> rick, 52-week high when compared to avon. incredible. thank you so much for joining us. >> good to be here. >> good to see you. >> all right. stay tuned. sfx- "sounds of african drum and flute" look who's back. again? it's embarrassing it's embarrassing! we can see you carl. we can totally see you. come on you're better than this...all that prowling around. yeah, you're the king of the jungle. have you thought about going vegan carl? hahaha!! you know folks who save hundreds of dollars by switching to ge
and east jerusalem. on top of that britain, france and sweden summoned the israeli ambassadors to their country to condemn this move and france and england have said there is an appetite to disapprove of israel right now. what's happening to the tense situation there? >> the israeli response of calling for a settlement construction is a response that's viewed negatively across the international community by the united states as well as in many parts of israel itself. so it's a move intended to play to the base of benjamin netanyahu's core constituency. it doesn't help build confidence in a diplomatic process. this reiterates why the united states does need to be involved and engaged in resolving this issue. both side right now are using international pressure points to try to make their arguments and really are stuck in a stalemate. >> joel rubin. great to have you here. thank you, sir. of course the big breaking news we told you earlier from england. prince william and kate are expecting their first baby april a future heir to the throne. we'll bring you the details next. conc
ambassador to great britain or france. she was among the obama campaign's biggest fundraisers. >>> just weeks after winning re-election to her ninth term, missouri congress wam jwoman jo emerson is going to resign. >>> four other house republicans have been booted from committees they serve on. a gop leadership aide says they were out offed by the republican conference because "not team players." >>> it certainly wasn't the most high profile kennedy wedding, but joe kennedy iii is now a married man. the grandson of robert f. kennedy tied the not saturday in california. >>> things may be tense between senator mccain and john kerry but they were able to liten the mood as mccain joked by kerry's nomination to an obama cabinet. >> thank you very much, mr. secretary. >> you didn't hear the joke. he called him mr. secretary. it didn't take long for kerry to give as good as he got. >> tnk you very much mr. president. this is what happens when you get too losers. >> you don't see that very often. that's your morning ditch of "scrambled politics." >> along with continuing worry about the fiscal cliff,
their christmas list. nbc's frances coe has more. >> reporter: as santa finishes up his list and checks it twice before his big trip, most americans are headed out, too, to finish shopping for everyone on their list. >> just getting something for my grand mom, something for my mom. >> mom, dad, brother, sister. >> sneakers for my nephew. that's it. i'm done. >> reporter: but according to a survey last week, there are millions of shoppers who are not quite done. 132 million to be exact. 26 million hadn't even started. >> i know who i need to buy for but not what i'm buying yet. >> reporter: to help in the holiday rush many stores like target, toys"r"us, and macy's stayed open around the clock this weekend and plan to through christmas eve. >> a lot of people have really challenging work schedules, traditional work schedules really no more. and people like the convenience. >> reporter: and although a recent poll show 17% were planning to spend less this year, retail analysts say sales this holiday season are on track to top $586 billion. >> if we recall black friday did about $11.2 billion in sale
's more fun to do it at the end. >> reporter: but happy holiday eve. frances coe, nbc news. >>> undoubtedly this will be a tough christmas for many of those still suffering after hurricane sandy, but some of that pain has been relieved by a group called train of hope. they know what a big difference a helping hand can make. nbc's michelle franzen has more. >> reporter: at the amtrak station in new orleans volunteers from nearby swidell hard hit by katrina are organizing packing up pallets of diapers, shoes, blankets. the second run of donations for hurricane sandy victims. residents and firefighters here paying it forward. >> specifically we were focused on trying to make it better for the kids up there. >> reporter: in addition to basic supplies, this so-called train of hope will be filled with holiday toys all bound for sandy's smallest victims. 30 hours later the train rolls into newark, new jersey's, penn station. 27 pallets in all. half the toys go to the marine's toys for tots program, the rest end up here at engine 155 ladder 78 in staten island. >> looks like our ow
or france. she was the biggest bundlers raising more than $500,000 for the obama campaign. >>> that's now your top news. you know what? >> i'm trying to breathe in and absorb the last story. all right. there is a new voice joining the immigration debate with hispanic voters overwhelmingly siding with president obama for the second straight election. the trio of latino mega donors including eva longoria are launching a new group aimed at mobilizing that energy and enthusiasm. the primary focus is to grow a strong social media presence and help the white house in passing comprehensive immigration reform. they see this has a chance to work with republicans who may be wobbling after losing a second straight presidential loss. >>> the secretary of state is denying she is running for president for 2016 insisting she just needs time off. michael bloomberg has another idea. according to "the new york times," blook called clinton to encourage her to run for mayor in 2013. the call reportedly took place months ago and hillary said thanks but no thanks. this comes as a recent headline from the new y
staff told to leave the country. un pulling out 200 personnel and france is deploying soldiers around their embassy and all of this as a coalition advances on the capital. there has been increased activity by the lord's resistance and special forces are hunting infamous leaders and i want to bring in richard roth. there was a ceasefire, but it is not holding. what's the end goal for the rebel groups in central africa. >> i asked an african affairs expert on foreign relations. his answer, these rebels want money and power. don't look for anything more lofty than that. the central african republic is a country many americans and others don't hear that much about. they heard of the troubles in countries like the democratic republic of congo and sudan. it is the central african republic and many analysts say the inspiration for these certainly inspired by what has been going on in congo and this is a mineral rich country loaded with uranium, gold, diamonds and there is a lot to shoot for. it has been a very unstable country for decades. coop after coop has been involved and there is has b
has asked france and the united states for help to stop rebels that threaten rule. >>> it's not clear who will replace lisa jackson as the head of the environmental protection agency. jackson announced yesterday she's stepping down in january after the president's state of the union address. the epa created new standards for air pollution from coal power plants on her watch. >>> massachusetts congressman ed ma markey throwing his hat into the ring for kerry's senate seat. a special election would be held early this summer. markey a 66-year-old democrat is the first prominent candidate to declare for the race. >>> mom and pop shops across the country bracing for a labor fight that could cripple businesses. more on the key workers that could walk off the job coming up. consider this: when the unexpected happens, there's one brand of battery more emergency workers trust in their maglites: duracell. one reason: duralock power preserve. it locks in power for up to 10 years in storage. guaranteed. so, whether it's 10 years' of life's sunny days... or... the occasional stormy one... trust go
allen with the top stories from "politico." and mika should be jetting in from the south of france just in time to say hello to her father. first, though, let's send it to bill karins with a check on the forecast. >> good morning to you, joe. you got to d.c. a day too late. yesterday, it had to have been the warmest day you'll see probably till about april. it was 72 degrees yesterday in washington, d.c. it was even in the 60s all the way as far north as buffalo, syracuse and rochester. things are coming back to reality. cold front's heading through. chillier air is arriving, especially western new york. some showers out ahead of that front. if you're leaving the house now in maine, coastal new hampshire down through boston out on the cape, you're going to get light showers over the next hour or on two. you also have a few showers that will be ending shortly. look how warm it is when you step out your door. even at this hour, philadelphia. but look back to your west. the colder air is arriving. already in the 30s, pittsburgh and buffalo. and even buffalo could get snow showers later on
its own u.s. leadership on the world stage countries like france and turkey. this is not an administration that is interested in powerfully projecting american leadership internationally. we now see, of course, the middle east going up in flames. and there is absolutely no leadership whatsoever coming from washington at this time. i describe the obama president's foreign policy as an absolute disaster. one that has significantly undercut key u.s. allies, including of course israel and great britain while appeasing america's enemies on the world stage. from iran, for example through to sudan to north korea and now, of course, we see the situation in egypt significantly deteriorating. and barely a word of condemnation coming from the obama administration with regard to morsi's dictatorship in cairo. >> obviously retreating on freedoms without a doubt, clamping down on personal liberty, religious liberty. that's a big concern with morsi. and human rights activists around the world are very concerned about that we didn't mention benghazi yet. but obviously we hav
zone, including spain, germany, france. yet, the united states of america is able to borrow at the lowest rate in pretty much its whole recorded history. so you have a very, very diverse landscape at the moment, but certainly one that could be significantly improved, or worsened by the situation that we have concerning the fiscal cliff, the fiscal deficit and the debt of the country, which are three topics that can be addressed now on the comprehensive and efficient fashion. >> in the fiscal cliff negotiation. so what should this mean? because i think i could interpret any given number to say, oh, that means we shouldn't touch taxes for the upper brackets because the economy still needs as much money as it can have in it. or i could argue, oh, this means that we need more stimulus to keep the jobs going, or i could look at the debt and say, oh, this means we need to cut spending. so what does it mean? so what would you, and what globally, what would mean the most for the u.s. to do in terms of the global economy? >> you know, what you said, you would qualify as an economist.
government, something france and britain have already done. the army is moving to unify it's command structure to make thorough is has a more educative fighting force. this morning, nelson mandela is in the hospital, jacob zuma paid him a visit, and said there is no cause for alarm. >>> susan, as you can imagine, south africans are holding their collective breath, their very worried about their beloved former president. they call him father in one of the native languages, they adore him. he helped bring democracy to this nation. we're getting very little information about what is wrong with him. as you said, the president visited nelson mandela, and he came out saying he is in good care and is comfortable. we're not being told what kind of tests are being run on him. yesterday, when the news broke that he had been hospitalized, we're told that he went in for tests, and that it was in line with treatments that people, his age, 94 go through. but no more details today from the presidency. jacob zuma treats it as a closely gaurded secret. he is appealing to everybody to give his family
for president in france. last time around anyway. so now different stage, a little bit lighter, shall we
will have an opportunity. >> i think, though, of france. would you stay in france? >> of course we will. >> you see people moving out of france. >> we can have opinions about their policies. i think they're doing some things that are counterproductive, by the way, that they're finding that way. the government is a huge part of their gdp, decision making is not really marketing. there's unintended consequences of their policy. for example, if you cannot shut down a poorly performing or money losing factory, what effect will that have on somebody who might want to expand his or her business? if you know that you can never -- if you know you have a liquidity -- illiquidity and can never get out of a position, are you much less likely to go into it? sure. the ramifications and consequence of their policies are starting to be felt there now. we're not going to get out of it. it's a big gdp. we're very active there. some of the greatest companies in the world are french companies. >> i asked this of jamie, and it's an important question, given some of the reputational hit that goldman took ov
from france. i'm saying it correct. >> i just wanted to rip off the title because i thought it was such a stupid book. >> have you read the book? >> i read like the first seven chapters and after that -- >> was there anything in there you hadn't already done yourself? >> no, believe it or not i'm actually fairly conservative when it comes to sexual escapades and you have several nights before going to bed. >> seriously? >> no. if you're going to hit me, do it out in the open but i don't want to do it sexually. did you read the entire trilogy? >> it's just unreadable. why do women want to read this -- no offense to the author, she's made billions on it. it's one of the most badly written books -- >> why would you read that? >> out of pure curiosity. every woman i knew was reading it. i didn't get it. men would never read that stuff in a million years. >> it's a phenomenon. i don't profess to be a scholarly writer per se. i know my books are really silly and stupid but i at least think they're amusing to some degree. that was so poorly written and so done. it was insulting to
, but it was for that service that in 2008 france awarded him the national order of the legion of honor. i'm one of the lucky writers who got to write for charles durning. it is not a small group. there are probably at least 300 of us, if you include all of the plays and the television episodes he's been in, including most recently seth mcfarland's "family guy" and "rescue me" where he played denis leary's father. i would run into him at the pacific diner where he would love to have big steak dinners with his pals. he only knew the last 40 years of his life, not the first 49. not his unimaginably difficult childhood, not his heroic war years. i didn't know the half of charles durning's life that would make a truly great movie. charles durning left life's stage on christmas eve. he was 89 years old. ause your dy wants that pink castle thing. and you really don't want to pay more than you have to. only citi price rewind automatically searches for the lowest price. and if it finds one, you get refunded the difference. just use your citi card and register your purchase online. have a super sparkly day! ok. [ mal
for president in france. last time around anyway. so now different stage, a little bit lighter, shall we say. the president getting to meet this man in the adorable holiday sweater, that's psy, south korean pop star with the awesome video. the president did not attempt to do
business,. neil: you support this? >> i don'tnow her. >> i think if it was france it would be perfect. with the style. i don't see a problem. >> i don't but i think that in advocating american business against european ambassadors who spend a consider an poke of theiportion their time on it cod someone in business themselves can be effective. neil: no doubt. we were talking about. joe kennedy, -- john kennedy's father got the ambassadorship to england to get off of fdr's back for helping him. so, i know how these are plumb assignmented and handed out like candy. but should and we have a better system for this? the same way we do say, we put cabinet officials through the grill, ambassadorships go through easily, except yours. >> it must have been because of my large contribution to george w. bush campaign. neil: you know what i mean. should there be some standards? >> well i think there are. i think that political appointees in both parties get a bad wrap, there are failures, they are the one that get the attention, but having people around the world who are sensitive to the president
, more than the entire radio industry in the uk commentary view industry in france. just unprecedented level of royalties. liz: you have some conservatives in congress saying you shouldn't have congress dictating what should be royalty rates, it should be just left open to the free market. do you agree with that? >> we do not agree with that. radio in this country and around the world for decades has been subject to license because you cannot have tens of thousands of radio stations making individual agreements with hundreds of thousands of artists. it folds down fro for my market efficiency standpoint. we don't want congress to set the rates but we want them to put a structure in place that can consistently deliver rates that all parties, innovative services, all agree upon. liz: i cannot let you go without ringing up, and don't roll your eyes, but the stock moves every time it floats in the market. if apple were to enter the internet radio space you guys face these royalty issues effectively they have dealt with that through itunes and they would have so many names at listeners finge
to bloomburg news. the editor of vogue may be ambassador to france. the white house had no comment. those are the headlines. that happens all of the time. ambassadorships are favors. 92 but what is her qualification aside from being editor. >> brian: and supporter of mrs. assad. >> gretchen: if you went back in time and look at other ambassador ships >> chris: it could doesn't go to her could go to mr. blackwell. >> brian: finallyy a royall baby bump. kate middleton is meg frant. this morning a scare and why she's in the hospital. >> steve: little boys as well . one making a mission to get a easy bake oven to make changes. call brian on the cell phone and all of you folks in indiana know the number. share the number. ♪ (phone ringing) um... uh... um... hm... umm... uh... oh ! the windows phone 8x by htc on verizon. it features easy to navigate live tiles that are simple to customize. just pin what matters most right to your homescreen. exclusively with data sense-- a feature that makes the most of you plan. only on verizon. i've been fortunate to win on golf's biggest stages. but when j
. >> odds on whalt baby's name will be, top name for a girl, frances. top name for a boy, john. >> really? >> that's exciting. exciting names there. >> do you know what happens if it's twins? the first one that comes out is the heir, the second one that comes out is the spare unless the first one that comes out is a girl and the second one that comes out is a boy. the british have refused to change the rule that gives males precedence. >> they're working on that rule. >> they're working on it, but -- >> it may change. >> i don't think the queen is going to let them move that fast. >> they could grandfather it in. >> grandbaby it in. >>> a red line on syria. stern warning for president assad about using chemical weapons on his own people. >>> pictures surface of this, george zimmerman bloodied in the nose and mouth the night that trayvon martin was shot dead. [ male announcer ] it started long ago. it's called passion. and it's not letting up anytime soon. at unitedhealthcare insurance company, we understand that commitment. so does aarp, serving americans 50 and over for generations. so i
be if this is the top. certainly you saw money moving to the safer area of the bond market, for example, france, so the prices rose in france and it pushed the yield below 10%. there you go, pushed the yield on the ten-year below 2%. that rally to the core, france and germany, as you might expect. as far as stocks are concerned, generally we're stuck below horizontal resistance on the dow jones stock. if we break above that, it could be significant. ? we fail it could be significant. earlier in in china on the comment we got from the new head of the communist party, you have the best gains in three months on the chinese market. that fed automatically into the miners in europe. there has been some selling into it, but still broadly they are still higher. i do want to mention a couple corporate stories. apple is clearly down, margin requirements are being raised on some of those -- for some people who are extending apple shares, but nokia has had a very good day today. it's launched two phones, one priced at $249 to bring it light slid lower price for most people. most importantly launched a phone in
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war. you don't see france going to war with germany or russia with poland. it used to happen all the time, but it's not happening. the best example of all was just a couple of weeks ago when gaza was fighting -- the palestinians were fighting with the israelis, and they lobbed a couple of missiles into tel aviv. i'm sure that both people on both sides could see that the day was coming that they'd be lobbing missiles into jerusalem. and this is what both the christian the jewish religion began there, and it's the holy land. it's some of the greatest tourist attractions in the world. people want to come from all overed world to see it, but not when a war is going on. they realized within a week of war they had made a terrible mistake to go to war. even though it's better to grumble at each other, but not to be shooting at each other and causing damage and wrecking the economy and upsetting people all over the world because these pictures, you have the bbc and cnn there having the pictures of the grandmothers and grandfathers and little children lined up on the street in front of ho
's ceo says applications were coming in at a rate of two per minute. and if you travel to france, speaking of traveling, and get a craving burger king has opened a brampbl at branch at the airport. now if you're traveling to france, you can have a whopper, although i don't think you're a vegetarian are you? >> yes, i am. but you've got to wonder what they saw in their research that made them go back to france. >> i think it's just globalization. you have more people traveling. you have americans -- it's widely known that americans are all over the market. bigger market and place to go. not too terribly surprising. >> lisa sylvester, thanks. >>> new englanders are shoveling snow while southerners are shir v shivering. the latest on what is a winter storm and what is coming next. what's that in reindeer-power? [ laughs ] [ pencil scratches ] [ male announcer ] chevy's giving more. get the best offer of the year -- 0% apr financing for 60 months plus $1,000 holiday bonus cash. plus trade up for an additional $1,000 trade-in allowance. hurry. bonus cash ends january 2nd. i just serve
. greece unveiling that $10 billion eurobond buyback. a 52-week high in france and germany. our road map this morning begins in washington where fiscal cliff negotiations according to the "times" has "collapsed." at least for now. with less than a month until the deadline, who blinks first if anyone? >> goldman takes dell from a strength to a buy. is it time to look at the stock and maybe even other players in the beat up personal computer sector? >> manufacturing data out of china. not bad. 50.6. that's the highest in seven months. although shanghai again trades lower even europe's pmi improves a touch in november. first up, we're one month away from the fiscal cliff and so far the white house and congressional republicans are still in disagreement over how to reduce the deficit and avoid a raft of tax hikes and spending cuts. yesterday our own jim cramer and maria bartiromo were on "meet the press" and cramer had a message for fellow panelists and father of the anti-tax pledge, grover norquist. >> most ceos are republican. they're on board. they're not on board with you. they're not on
it on the revenue side. otherwise we're going to be looking at tax rates that would make france's new socialist government blush. you can't get there from here. >> i'll tell you something, jeb, i'm a stock guy. just like you, you don't want to talk about taxes. let's forget about this whole tax side. i want three ways to cut spending by $500 billion right now. how about we take social security up to 68. how about we slash medicare benefits? and why don't we cut the -- the defense budget? why do we need people in europe? why do we need them in japan? what are we doing in decree california? i want some answers to this. >> well, go to the web and look for the republican budget. that was written by the chairman of our budget committee paul ryan. you will see these savings -- >> 30-year, 40-year plan. i want to know what we can do -- >> well -- number one, defense has already been cut. we can debate how much it should be cut further but it has already been cut. i mean that's just a fact. >> but we added -- >> -- defense on the republican side. you have that global war turf. -- good idea. >> say agai
in the world. france, 2.08. the u.s., 2.06, ireland, 2.01. in red, they're looking at next generations that will get smaller and smaller and smaller. the uk, well under 2. china, 1.55. we know they've actually implemented policies because they want to control population. in the bigger picture, fooling around with mother nature in this way could have hugely negative consequences. russia 1.43 and germany, 1.41. at the very bottom of the list, other than certain countries where the information is not available, the bottom of this list was singapore at .78. i know we're dealing with so many issues nowadays and i blow a gasket over many of them, whether fiscal cliff, unfunded liabilities, at some point, growth is the answer. when you start considering where the engines of growth have been and what their population declines may be, it makes one wonder, where is the horsepower from global growth will come from and this at some point needs to affect the picks in your stock portfolio. back to you. >> rick, i'll take it from you, rick santelli. >>> even starbucks is worried about the fiscal clif
. eight days in january, two in august. you got to have august off, right? france. compare that to the average american worker to works about 230 days a year. rihan and maria, okay, i'm sure we can all agree we would love that schedule. okay, especially if your compensation remained what it was. now, eric cantor, being serious here, says the new calendar allows lawic makers to spend time at home. 126 days in washington is 25 workweeks. that's only 50% of the year. >> members of congress are still doing their jobs when they're in their constituencies. they're still working on legislation and much else. if you're concerned about congress wasting time, i think we ought to be more concerned about the fact that individual candidates are raising money, rather than parties. being out there in their districts, getting in touch with folks who understand their interests, that's really, really important as a part of their job. >> i think we can agree on that, but do they need that much time? how much of this is going to things americans don't want? >> it's way too much, i think, erin,
rates at 90% or 75% like france is doing, they'll listen. thanks, alan simpson. >> we applaud your efforts there, senator. good job. all right. we'll come back with the closing countdown. market still losing altitude. up just 94 points. >> after the bell, he said there will be no fiscal cliff deal without higher tax rates. find out if treasury secretary tim geithner thinks going over the deal is a better option than compromising on revenue. he joins us at 4:00 p.m. eastern. you're watching "the closing bell" on cnbc, first in business worldwide. ♪ [ engine revs ] ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] the mercedes-benz winter event is back, with the perfect vehicle that's just right for you, no matter which list you're on. [ santa ] ho, ho, ho, ho! [ male announcer ] lease a 2013 c250 for $349 a month at your local mercedes-benz dealer. she also likes to ride her bike. she knows the potential for making or losing money can pop up anytime. that's why she trades with the leader in mobile trading. so she's always ready to take action, no matter how wily... or weird... or wonderfully the market'
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